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Government of Canada Invests in Research for Beef, Pork and Dairy Sectors

Posted February 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing up to $709,138 in a project with the University of Prince Edward Island’s Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) to create diagnostic tests that …

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Canada’s Strong Variety Development Research Supported by Record Investment from Farmers

Posted February 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Dr. Keith Degenhardt, Vice-Chair of the farmer-funded Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), announced today their renewed commitment to wheat and barley variety development in Canada. Agr…

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Government of Canada Improves Access to Cash Advances for Producers

Posted February 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay confirmed today that new regulations are now in place that simplify access to cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP) and make the program more flexible for farmers.

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New standard and guide samples for soybeans and wheat

Posted February 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

At its meeting on November 5, 2015, the Western Standards Committee recommended new standard and guide samples for soybeans and wheat for the 2015-16 crop year, effective November 18, 2015. As well, the committee received updates on grading studies bei…

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Government of Canada Invests in Dairy Research Cluster

Posted February 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced today that the Government of Canada is investing an additional $1.75 million in the dairy research cluster to further increase milk production and improve our understanding of the health…

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Canada Gains Market Access for Live Breeding Cattle and Swine to Georgia

Posted February 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that the Government of Canada has secured export market access for live breeding cattle and live breeding swine to the country…

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Western Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2015

Posted February 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay today released a list of additional designated regions where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015 as a result of dry conditions in Western provinces.

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Canada Gains Market Access for Pork to India

Posted January 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that effective immediately, the Government of Canada has secured export market access for Canadian pork and pork products to India. The Canadia…

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Wheat class modernization plan moves ahead

Posted January 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission’s plan for modernizing Canada’s wheat class system will move ahead with the implementation of 2 new classes and the elimination of 3 other classes in 2016, as well as variety designation changes in 2018.

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Minister MacAulay Makes Official Visit to Washington D.C.

Posted January 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today marks his first visit to Washington D.C., with a focus on strengthening Canada’s long-standing, bilateral partnership with the United States, while advancing the interests o…

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Government of Canada contributes to world-class research on species identification

Posted January 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today announced an investment from the Government of Canada to support the use of genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation.

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Minister MacAulay to Discuss Trade Mission to Washington D.C.

Posted January 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will travel to Washington D.C. to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in agriculture.

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Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine

Posted January 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification requirements. Fol…

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Canada Gains Expanded Market Access for Beef and Pork to Ukraine

Posted January 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland announced today that Ukraine has approved beef and pork exports from any Canadian federally registered establishment that meets certification requirements. Fol…

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Status update on neonicotinoid insecticides

Posted January 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and their environment. This includes helping to protect the health of bees and other pollinators by minimizing their exposure to pesticides.

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Status update on neonicotinoid insecticides

Posted January 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Health Canada’s primary objective in regulating pesticides is to protect Canadians’ health and their environment. This includes helping to protect the health of bees and other pollinators by minimizing their exposure to pesticides.

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Government of Canada Reestablishes Market Access for Beef and Veal to South Korea

Posted December 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that South Korea has lifted its temporary ban on imports of beef and veal from Canada, effect…

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Government of Canada Reestablishes Market Access for Beef and Veal to South Korea

Posted December 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that South Korea has lifted its temporary ban on imports of beef and veal from Canada, effect…

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Governments’ Investment Will Increase Production and Reduce Waste at Potato Processing Facility

Posted December 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today an investment of nearly $380,000 for a potato processing plant in Carberry to increase efficiency, reduce waste a…

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Governments’ Investment Will Increase Production and Reduce Waste at Potato Processing Facility

Posted December 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today an investment of nearly $380,000 for a potato processing plant in Carberry to increase efficiency, reduce waste a…

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CN and CP exceed their Western Grain Revenue Entitlements for Crop Year 2014-2015

Posted December 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

CN and CP exceed their Western Grain Revenue Entitlements
for Crop Year 2014-2015

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CN and CP exceed their Western Grain Revenue Entitlements for Crop Year 2014-2015

Posted December 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

CN and CP exceed their Western Grain Revenue Entitlements
for Crop Year 2014-2015

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Ministers Freeland and MacAulay to hold media teleconference on U.S. Country of Origin Labelling

Posted December 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will hold a media teleconference to provide an update on the U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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Governments and City Support Manitoba’s Dairy Sector with Funding for $50 Million Facility

Posted December 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Manitoba will provide $2.5 million toward the construction of a modern dairy processing facility in St. Boniface, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture, Food, and Rural, Development Minist…

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Economic and agri-food innovation potential – The Governments of Canada and Quebec Announce a New Sectoral Development Program

Posted December 7, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC), the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Pierre Paradis, today announced the creation of a new program to enhance the full economic potential …

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Let’s talk turkey: know the restrictions on poultry products before crossing the border

Posted November 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) would like to remind travellers that, due to the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in certain parts of the United States, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) restrictions regarding poultry produc…

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Minister MacAulay to Speak at PEI Potato Board Annual General Meeting

Posted November 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, will talk about his priorities for the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry in a banquet speech at the PEI Potato Board’s annual general meeting.

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Battlefields Park earns a 5 Bloom – Bronze rating and a special mention | Presentation of Communities in Bloom national awards

Posted October 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Battlefields Park, a finalist in the Special Attractions category of the 2015 national edition of Communities in Bloom, walked away with a 5 Bloom – Bronze rating and a special mention for its “majestic trees” at the awards ceremony in Kamloops, Britis…

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Government of Canada Delivers New Programs for Supply Management Sector

Posted October 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada announced today a series of new programs and initiatives for supply-managed producers and processors to support them throughout the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-EU Trade Agreement.

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Programs for Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers

Posted October 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is providing new programs for dairy, chicken, turkey, egg and hatching egg producers as the implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Canada-European Union Trade Agreement proceeds.

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Programs for Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg processors and industry

Posted October 5, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Processor Modernization Program and Market Development Initiative will be available for agri-food processors in the supply-managed sectors.

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Producers reminded to send in harvest samples

Posted September 25, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Over 4400 harvest samples from Canadian grain producers have already arrived at the Canadian Grain Commission. However, more samples are needed to ensure our quality data is representative of this year’s crop.

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Prevent insect infestations when storing grain

Posted September 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

To inform producers, grain industry about steps to take to prevent insect infestations.

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Five Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Interlake Region Get Joint Government Funding

Posted August 1, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

eeeThe governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for two additional projects in communities in western Manitoba under the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.

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Producer car program updated for 2015-16 crop year

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission is making changes to the producer car program to ensure the program provides timely and efficient service to producers and producer car administrators.

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CWB and G3 Finalize Commercialization Deal

Posted July 31, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that the CWB has finalized the commercialization deal with G3 Global Grain Group and has become a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector.

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Minister Ritz Calls for Outright Repeal of United States Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Ritz Calls for Outright Repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)

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New crop year reminders for Western producers and industry

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New crop year reminders for Western grain producers and industry.

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Governments, University of Saskatchewan and Industry Invest in Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Posted July 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart committed $10 million in funding under Growing Forward 2 for a new Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Changes to CWRS and CPSR wheat variety designations

Posted July 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

After consulting with domestic and international stakeholders and conducting a thorough evaluation, the Canadian Grain Commission will designate 29 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Prairie Spring Red (CPSR) wheat to another clas…

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